We here at SELF give vaginas a lot of attention, which makes sense. But penises—including uncircumcised penises in particular—deserve their time in the sun, too. Why the emphasis on the uncircumcised penis instead of, well, all of them? Here are 11 things everyone should know about uncircumcised penises, and, as a bonus, some circumcision facts sprinkled in, too. The foreskin is the protective shroud that covers the head glans of a penis , S.
1. Circumcision involves surgically cutting off some or all of a penis’s foreskin.
Sex should be fun, but it can also be complicated. Welcome to Sexual Resolution , a biweekly column by sex therapist Vanessa Marin that answers all your most confidential questions to help you achieve the healthy, safe, and joyful sex life that you deserve. In this column, she answers the question from a reader who has just hooked up with her first uncircumcised partner. I've never been with an uncut dude before.
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Specifically, the foreskin—that little jigger of skin that is like a hood for the penis head. But now circumcision has come under attack. Others point to the babies who got herpes during Jewish circumcision rituals. Still others have drawn pro-foreskin comics that are a little anti-Semitic. In the midst of the controversy, we took to the streets to ask ordinary people if they liked their cocks circumcised or uncircumcised. Any thoughts on that?
A few years ago, Vice asked people on the street a simple question: " Do you like your dicks cut or uncut? You have to clean it more. Some folks claim uncut penises have a " god-awful smell. But is it really true that circumcised penises are more hygienic? According to some medical experts, the answer is no. But that doesn't mean an uncircumcised penis can't be as clean as a circumcised one — only that men need to wash beneath the foreskin, which is not a difficult task for most people. It's an easy routine parents are encouraged to teach their young boys. The health risks: Folks with uncircumcised penises are more likely to get urinary tract infections, according to Chronis.